Disney Music on #YouTube – Frozen

Frozen
Over the years, Disney movies have brought out some incredible Disney Music to the public — to the point that in many cases the Disney Music may be, in some cases, be more of a draw than the movie! In this short series, I’ve decided to take a look at the Disney Music that you can find on YouTube — and share some of it with you as embedded YouTube videos! Today, since this movie has captivated most of us, I’m starting with the Disney Movie Frozen. Enjoy!

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

As I wrote about in my post about Anna, the words “Do you want to build a snowman?” certainly have multiple connotations, from fun, to remembering when they played together, to wanting to turn back time so their parents are back in their lives.  Personally, I think that this song is my favorite in the whole soundtrack, and I truly enjoy seeing it online.

Let It Go

Let It Go is Elsa’s song — her song about how she embraces her magic and makes it her own!  I love so much about this song — the music, of course.  Then there is how Elsa turns her circumstances around and embraces her magic.  Lastly, I love the hope she has when she sings this song.  I hope you enjoy it also!

For good measure, here is Demi Lovato’s music video of the song Let It Go:

In  Summer

Olaf, the incredibly warmhearted snowman, in many ways stole the show.  He was comic relief when things were a little too heavy in the movie, but he also had one of the best lines of the whole movie, when he said “Some people are worth melting for.”  However, he also had his own show tune number, when he sung about what it would be like for him In Summer:

This is just a sampling of the incredible music that you can find in the blockbuster hit Frozen.  Tell me, which is your favorite song from the movie?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks!

Disney Parks

Riding the Rails: Disney Parks at Night

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Nothing speaks more to me than Main Street, U.S.A. at night!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s #RidingtheRails series, which is hosted each week over at The Magical Blogorail website!  If you have a Disney blog, I urge you to take a look each week at the week-in-review to find out what this week’s topic is, and then write a post to fit that theme and join in!  It’s a lot of fun, you see when you join in!  For those of you coming today to my site, thank you for stopping by!  I think my favorite part of a Disney Day is when we are at the Disney parks and it’s night — whether it be during Extra Magic Hours or not!  I have had so many memories, and so many special photos, created during that time that I had the hardest time limiting myself to these photos!  I’ll apologize in advance for the length and the number of photos, but I love them all, and truly hope you enjoy them!  As you can see, the first photo I’m sharing is of Main Street, U.S.A., with Cinderella Castle in the background.  I don’t know about you, but there is just something perfect about being on Main Street during the night, especially with all the lights!

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Mickey’s Fun Wheel at Paradise Pier is a great thing to photograph at night!

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Extra Magic Hours can bring truly bring out the extra Magic, such as when we saw Mickey & Minnie on Dumbo!

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The World Showcase at night, or even dusk as here, is a great place to visit!

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Illuminations: Reflections of Earth — this incredible show lights up World Showcase Lagoon!

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Of course, Wishes — or, in this case, the Summer Nightastic Fireworks Show — isn’t too bad either!

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Here is Ariel, part of the incredible World of Color light, water, laser, and fire show!

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Here is Eve and Wall-E, also part of the World of Color show! Such an incredible show, I hope they bring it to Walt Disney World!

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Flo’s V-8 Cafe is just part of Cars Land, and seeing it at night was everything I wanted it to be and more!

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The Main Street Electrical Parade is one of my favorites! Here is Elliott and Pete from Pete’s Dragon!

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Otis, Nancy, Anna Jane, Cindy, Sophie, and myself — this was our first night at Walt Disney World in 2011!

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Of course, my most Magical memory is the honor of being there when my niece Stephanie was proposed to by her husband, Shane!

As I said, visiting Walt Disney World, Disneyland, California Adventure, or any other Disney park at night is absolutely my favorite time to visit!  It’s been my pleasure to share my photos with you today, but now I’ve got a question for you.  What is your favorite Disney memory that took place at night?  Please share it in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!  Please click on the image below to head over and read the rest of the entries, and thanks everyone!

Disney Snacks

Riding the Rails: Disney Snacks

Disney Snacks

When it comes to Disney Snacks, we have quite a few we enjoy!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Riding the Rails post!  Today, the Magical Blogorail is taking a look at Disney Snacks for this week’s theme, and the moment I heard the word “food”, I knew that I had something to contribute!  There are a lot of great snacks that we enjoy, so I thought I would share some with you in visual form!  I hope you’ve had breakfast, because these might make you hungry for an early lunch!  Starting us off is my daughter Sophie’s new favorite — the Jumbo Turkey Leg at Animal Kingdom (also can be had at other parks too).  This shot is too much fun for me, so I have to include it when we talk Disney Snacks!

This group of photos were all taken while we were at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, so I’m going to list the name in case it entices you for this year.

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Swedish Meatballs with lingonberries

A Tasty sample of the Le Cellilier famous Cheddar Cheese Soup!

A Tasty sample of the Le Cellier famous Cheddar Cheese Soup!

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The coq au vin is a deceptively good dish to try out over in France.

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The Creme Brûlée is a wonderful treat, too!

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This Cannoli was absolutely delicious!

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Over in Brazil, the Seared Mahi Mahi was perhaps the best dish we had.

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Mexico Shrimp Taco

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Mexico Rib Eye Tacos

However, also keep in mind that when it comes to Disney, they make sure that all dietary restrictions are accommodated.  For those of you with gluten issues, you can get a whole range of gluten free dishes, and even this gluten free chocolate chip cookie!

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Lastly, if you need Gluten Free options, you can get a Gluten Free chocolate chip cookie!

There are a lot of different dining options and snacks for you to enjoy.  Have fun with it, don’t be afraid to try something different, and best of all, remember that you are at Disney, and everything both a) tastes better at Disney and b) has no calories at Disney!  Well, I can wish, can’t I?

What is your favorite Disney snack?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks!  Also, click on the button below and check out the rest of the great entries this week!

St. Patrick’s Day at Walt Disney World!

St. Patrick's Day!

Biergarten – Not your usual location to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Hello everyone, and thank you for stopping by today as we join in on the Magical Blogorail’s #RidingtheRails series this week!  Today we are gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day, which is on March 17th this year.  I know that most people think of restaurants like Raglan Road at Downtown Disney when they think of St. Patrick’s Day:

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Raglan Road is located at Downtown Disney

However, since I don’t drink very much, I like a restaurant that has a great atmosphere, great food, and great spirits, all rolled into one!  For me, that restaurant is the Biergarten, located in Germany in Epcot’s World Showcase!

My family has eaten at Biergarten twice in the past three years, and we have enjoyed it each time.  The first time we ate there was with my sister-in-law Nancy and her family, and then last year we ate there with our friends Brenda and Butch.  Brenda is a Pixie like me, and we are great friends.  That dinner was exceptionally special because Sophie and I got to dance, and it meant as much to her as it did to me.  Here are a couple of photos you might enjoy:

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Dancing with my daughter Sophie at the Biergarten

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I guess I’m practicing for my first dance after she get’s married — several years from now!!!

I know that Biergarten is not your typical Irish type restaurant to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with — but if you can overlook the German food, and the German decor, and the German Beer, well, then I think you’ll love it for St. Patrick’s Day! Now, a question for you all.  Have you ever eaten at Biergarten — at any time, not just for St. Patrick’s Day?  If so, what did you think of it?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!  Go ahead and leave your comment and then click the button to see the rest of the great entries!

A Walk Through Time – Uncle Bob and the Atlanta Braves

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Image courtesy The Magical Blogorail

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Riding the Rails post that our friends at the Magical Blogorail host each week.  In this week’s edition, we are taking a look at the Wide World of Sports complex, and particularly how it has been the home of the Atlanta Braves for Spring Training for 17 consecutive years now!  Personally, I have never been over to the WWoS facility — I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because that Magic Kingdom captures my attention ;) — but I do have family that have been there, and today I’m going to take a moment to think about them for a while.

This Spring Training has got to be a little hard for many of Cindy’s family.  Uncle Bob, who we lost a few months back, was a huge Atlanta Braves fan, and he and his wife, along with Cindy’s Uncle Sam and Aunt Saundra, and even Uncle Bud and Aunt Carol once, would make a pilgrimage of sorts to visit the Spring Training facilities for their favorite teams for many years.  It was a tradition that they had.  Uncle Bob’s Braves, Uncle Sam’s Reds, Aunt Saundra’s Dodgers, Aunt Clara’s Cardinals, and Uncle Bud’s Orioles — at some time or another they were all in Florida for Spring Training, if my memory serves me correctly.

For Aunt Clara in particular, this year is hardest because the tradition that they all observed — being in fellowship with those they loved, and enjoying the sport that they enjoyed so much — that tradition is in part broken with Uncle Bob’s passing.  This spring is a reminder to us all that our memories are very important — and that, just when we might be moving on and remembering the good and putting aside the bad, something reminds us of our loss — like Spring Training for Aunt Clara — and just like that, we remember the sorrow and the loss all over again.  Last month I wrote a post about the song “Do you want to build a snowman?” from the movie Frozen.  Today, I’m thinking that Aunt Clara is another person who would like to be building a snowman with Uncle Bob…

My hope and prayer today is that Aunt Clara will take at least one more trip with Uncle Sam, Aunt Saundra, and the others, and travel through to Spring Training one last time.  It would be a difficult journey, I believe, but I think it would remind her of all the incredibly great times that they have all had with those trips in the past — and I think Uncle Bob would be there too, rooting on his Braves in Spirit, even if he isn’t there in person.

Thank you for stopping by today!  This post is part of the Riding the Rails series over at the Magical Blogorail — click on the button below to check out the rest of the posts, and thanks!  Now, go out and make today and everyday a great Disney Day!